Prayers for Children When They Are Angry or Depressed

by Cherry Grace G. Alday (Pasay City, Philippines)

Heavenly Father, my child is your greatest gift,

and my biggest challenge!
I know my child is truly distressed,
and yet I am at my wit’s end to find a peaceful resolution.

I feel helpless and frustrated.
I ask myself, What would my Heavenly Father
do in His infinite wisdom and beneficence?

Lord, come into my heart and mind,
and share Your loving wisdom with me!
Help my child to heal his pain, and help me
to become as loving and wise a parent, as You are for us

Your children. Thank You Lord, for
hearing me and coming to my aid! Bring your loving Peace to me and my child today.


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  1. My daughter

    Lord, I came to this place to look for a prayer for my baby girl, my princess, the love of my life, I came here because I am not good at finding the right words to pray.
    My daughter doesn’t believe I love her, she has a very low self-esteem , she has been depressed for quite some time, she has thread me with leaving the house and kill herself .
    She can’t take any type of confrontation, she turns into this negative, sad and angry person every time we have an issue , even the smallest things can create a big explotion.
    I don’t know what to do, I wish I knew but I don’t, all I ever wanted is for my kids to be happy, I wish you would get into her heart and heal her sorrows, help her to believe in herself and the love we all feel for her.
    She is the precious gift you gave me 14 years ago, please help me to be a good mom and keep her safe, please help me so I know what to do or say.
    I trust you and I believe you can change people’s lives , please change hers so she can be happy again.
    In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Amen

  2. Help

    Please pray for my beautiful son Louis that God will heal his broken heart and anger and depression and that he will come back to us his parents to help him heal in Jesus mighty name. Please believe this is faith with us as the bible says when 2 or more agree thank you and may the lord bring peace to all you other families. He will turn our mourning into dancing for it is written

  3. Prayer for my adult son

    Please pray for my son who is depressed. He wants to find his purpose and he is faltering due to his doubt. We pray also for all families who are experiencing this challenge. May the Lord bring inner peace to all of us.

  4. 22, angry all the time

    Dear Lord please heal my son. Please help me Lord. Watch over him protect him and keep him safe. Dear Lord please help guide me to help him to serve you.

  5. Daughter

    Heavenly Father
    Please give my Daughter peace and happiness she needs it now more than ever. She is a good person.
    Holy Spirit please prayer for my Daughter.
    Thank you in the name of the Lord our God

  6. 10 year old son

    I read a comment about someone who was having trouble with a ten year old son and it was like they were telling my story. I will pray for this family because Iam going through the same thing. God is all we have God is everything we need Our sons are already healed through his grace. Keep pushing forward and claim your victory in Jesus name

  7. Prayers for my 10 year old son

    Dear Lord,
    Please help my 10 year old son in his battle with feeling that life isn’t worth living. He’s only 10. We have him in therapy yet it seems like he has been having set backs. He is a challenge and feels that no one loves him when he gets into trouble for not listening. I love him more than he will ever know and just want him to be happy.

  8. We need a miracle

    Dear God, please help us with our daughter. She is not herself and hasn’t been form over 1 year now. God please do not abandon her & forgive all that she has said & done. Please God, I am a sinner & deserve to be punished. Please God heal my daughter from her anger, anxiety & the evil of this world. Allow her to break free from this evil that has gotten a hold of her. You who are a merciful God have mercy in our family, have mercy with our daughter. Please God have her remember & follow you path.

  9. Daughter

    Lord god please wrap your love and protection around my daughter tonite. Please push all evil negative thoughts away from her. Plesse whisper to her soul hat you love her and tell her she is beautiful and worthy of love. Lord my daughter is hurting badly again. She feels so unloved and alone. Please touch her and protect her from firey darts of self doubt the enemy throws at her. Pleaee push all evil away from her and put peace and joy in her heart. Most of all lord pleaee send the mate yu have chosen for her now. Thank you lord. Amen

  10. Heal My daughter of depression & anger

    Dear Lord please heal my daughter from this bad decease. Let her be the loving, strong person she used to be. To love herself, be close to her family again and be strong for her children. Please Dear Lord I ask for you to take her into your arms and heal her. Please bring my daughter back to us.
    Thank you my father for all the blessings;

  11. my daughter

    Please pray for my daughter she will be sixteen years old, has depression and anxiety get upset I am scared mom please pray for her to be heal and believe in God

  12. Suicidal daughter

    Dear Lord: Please be with my daughter. She has suffered immensely over the last three years. She has no self value or worth and started by cutting herself to relieve pain. From there she went to telling her friends she is going to kill herself. One night she came to our bedroom to tell us that she had swallowed a bunch of pills and was regretting the decision . We rushed her to the hospital. Over the years I have been over protective of her and concerned about her where abouts. She has moved out of the house at 17 because she hates that I don’t trust her. I pray that you relieve her of her darkness that has been plaguing her for years. I ask that you send your Spirit and shed light into all her darkness. I pray that her guardian angel will guide her back to you and to us. Jesus said :” Bring the children to me “. I am giving You my daughter as I did in Baptism and Confirmation. Please guide her through our most difficult moments. Amen .

  13. Prayer for my 18 year old son

    Heavenly Father, please help heal my 18 year old son who suffers from anxiety and depression. He is a wonderful caring young man who feels as though the world is against him. He wants desperately to have friends that he can share moments of laughter with, as well as moments of sorrow. He feels isolated and alone and it breaks my heart as a mother to feel as though my efforts are helpless. Pray for him and protect him, and all others that suffer from this horrible illness. Please also protect my older son who has shown nothing but compassion and care for his brother and has even put his social life on hold for him. Amen

  14. For my daughter

    Dear Lord

    Please listen to my cries for help for my 17 year old daughter who is suffering from depression and anxiety. To deal with this she has turned to marijauna to help her cope. She now is dependent on it mentally to make it through each day. She is failing in school and doesn’t have the energy or ambitioun to get up in the morning.
    Lord she blames me when all I’ve done is love her and try to help but I can’t do it Alone lord. I need your strength and encouragement. I need you to touch my daughter’s life to see the damage she is doing before it’s to late. I pray that you answer my prayer and save my daughter. In
    Jesus. Name . Amen.

  15. Prayers for a broken heart

    Dear God, please help my beautiful and loving daughter stop blaming herself of her recent breakup eith the man she loves deayly. She is in so much pain right now and I try hard to comfort her from many miles away, but at times I don’t know what to say. It rips my heart to see her hurt so deeply. I prayer she finds the love and happiness she so deserves and wants.Help me so I may know how to ease her pain. I put my faith in God.

  16. depressed son

    Please God pour your love into my child’s heart that he can feel your love for him and know you are there. His dad left our family for another woman and is supporting her and her son. We need your help God. Please God help us.

  17. My depressed Son

    Lord, I know I am not alone in this. I like the other parents am reaching out to you for consolation and peace in our depresses children. Touch their heart and give them the feeling of love and peace.Forgive us Lord if we have done anything to trigger this feeling and forgive them for causing us the pain. Walk our children into your arms for love.


  18. Prayer for depresssed, hurt and angry daughter

    Pls give me courage as I continue to oray for my 21 year old daughter who is battling depression, anger and anxiety. She feels that no one loves her. I know that the devil is a lier and leading her to get into worse company.

  19. Prayer for my 20 year old son

    Dear God,

    Please help my son who is dealing with depression and anxiety to find the strength to fight this battle and realise that he can do it. Please help me to have the strength to support him and remain positive, and to have the wisdom required to best help him out of his misery.

    Thank You.
    A distressed mother.

  20. Daughters with depression

    Please pray for both of my daughters who suffer from anxiety and depression. They are not happy with the school they go to, my oldest daughter just experienced her 1st love break up which has made her start cutting herself, my youngest daughter has a hard time with some girls not liking her. I know that depression & anxiety are only tactics from Satan who is a liar straight from hell, and the Lord I serve is mighty and just to deliver them both out of his clutches. I have given my children to the Lord. – Stressed Mom

  21. Prayer for my daughter

    Dear God,

    I love my daughter so much yet you love her a million times more! I can’t even imagine how much more your heart hurts than mine when she hurts. Lord, only you can heal those 17 year old girl hurts because my touch in nothing compared to yours! Only You can reach into her soul and mend the hurt she doesn’t share. I give her to You. Right now, I give her to You.

  22. Find strength in HIM

    Please pray for my daughter who is trying to follow the Lord, but in 7th grade there are so many girls that are not trying to follow Him and therefore exclude my daughter.
    I pray she not look for happiness in other girls, but in the Lord.
    I pray that the Lord brings her ONE friend in His likeness.
    In Christ
    Concerned Daddy

  23. angry and depressed niece

    Please pray for my angry and sad niece. she is 17 years old and lives with my parents. please pray she finds happiness and believes in herself.

  24. Prayer for my son

    My dear Heavenly Father. Heal my son physically, mentally, and emotionally. He’s angry at me and he hates me. Bring me back my Lord my loving caring son. I miss him. Replace his anger and resentment with peace and joy. Replace his depression and loneliness with love and friends. Put him on the right track in life. In Jesus Name Amen.

  25. Praise reports give me hope!

    I just found this site. It gives me hope that parents are seeing prayers answered. My prayer of for my 16 year old daughter. I pray for her deliverance. I pray that my husband will be more engaged and HELP ME. I am so tired.

    Thank you God for answered prayers.

  26. Please pray for everyone battleling Depression

    Please pray for my baby Jesse he is my 14 year old son who is battling depression. He is beautiful person loving & compassionate. Dear god please help my son and all children suffering with depression, I am not a person who prays a whole lot but I have faith in you dear father you are always in my heart and mind. please dear father I leave my family in your hands, please heal my son, guide him to the peace he needs.

  27. Help for daughter

    Dear Lord: Please help me find a way to make the sadness that my daughter feels regarding a relationship break up. These times are hard for young people. I believe in your will and the power of prayer.

  28. Prayer for daughter

    Thank you for this uplifting prayer. Feeling desperate for my depressed daughter who is struggling with her life. You are our God and we need you. God Bless

  29. My Distressed Boys

    God I pray for my two older boys. I understand that the are still under distress after their father and I divorced 7 years ago. Please let them realize who was at fault. Release them from all evilness and touch their hearts. Help them realize that I have always been a hardworking loving mother just for them. I know I can’t give them everything they want due to financial burdens, but let them realize that love and attention is more important than material things. I beg for them to have a change of heart and they come back home to me. In Jesus name I pray… Amen



  31. Better son

    Since I’ve been saying this prayer , I have seen some changes in my son. He’s been more calm and understanding. I am very thankful and grateful. Thanks so much again!

  32. Answered Prayer For A Prayer

    I could not let another day pass without letting you know how thankful I was for this prayer…not only does it lift me up but it reminds me that my Lord and Saviour knows all my needs thank you so very much for putting my concerns into words that I could not find within myself I am very and eternally grateful.

  33. My angry and depressed teen son

    Lord please protect my son from anger and depression, from self doubt. Protect him from people that want to see him fail that don’t believe in him, put a hedge of protection around those who mean to harm him and dont care about him. Please Lord help him succeed in that which he is so passionate about. Please give him the wisdom he needs to be joyful. Open his heart and his mind to receive you and to know that he can do nothing apart from you. Please let him turn to you for everything. Soften peoples hearts toward him, that they can see the good in him and not take advantage of it but that they will want to help him. Open doors for opportunities a better school a church in which his desire for You will grow. Surround him with good friends that are committed and trustworthy. Soften coaches and teachers heart towards him. Give him the desire to study hard and leave social media and distractions behind. Keep his body healthy. Give him the wisdom to know when to stay away from girls that are just not good for him and will drag him down. I pray for his future wife that right now she is loving you and is a Jesus girl. Give him a desire for others, that he will be a light in a dark place, that he will help another that is in need of You. Take away his selfishness. But most of all Lord I pray that he falls deeply in love with you Jesus and wants to serve you and will find joy in serving you Lord. Lastly please give me the wisdom to parent him like you would want me to. To be the mother he needs and the mother You need me to be for him. I ask that you heal our relationship with him that he realizes how much we love him and that he can trust us. In Jesus name I pray all these things.

  34. Prayers for my son battling depression

    Please pray for my son who is dealing with depression & anxiety. Let him see the light in the darkness and let him see the joy in the world. Let him see that we are here for him and help him reach out for us to help him. Let him see a path for his future and help him follow it and succeed.

  35. Prayers for my son

    Lord please keep my son in your merciful light. His depression comes and goes. Today is one of those days . I pray for parents that have to see their son or daughters suffering from this illness may God al.ugh the give us wisdom of words and to some day see our kids happy and living the life they were meant to live .amen

  36. While I hate to have anyone suffer, I don't feel so alone.

    I was looking for a prayer for my daughter when I stumbled on this website. I would never wish for any parent to have a child suffer from depression, but I no longer feel so alone when I read these prayer requests others have left. These parents share the same feelings of grief, helplessness, and sometimes despair that I do in trying to help my daughter. I will keep them all in my prayers.

  37. Only by Faith in Jesus

    Dear Heavenly Father,
    I pray for me and all these parents that are obviously aching for our children. I lift every single one of these children that are afflicted by anger, anxiety and depression. Your Word says that by your stripes we are healed, today and every day I stand in your promise. Your Word also says you didn’t give us a Spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. I ask that these children come to the knowledge of you Word. For us parents, I pray you give us the wisdom, knowledge and strength to deal with this season that in due time shall pass. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen

  38. Please pray for my daughter

    Please come in agreement with me and praying for my daughter she is depressed has been for some time she tried suicide once was recovering for some little while but now she back the same ..I wanted to get her help to admit her mental help but everywhere I call they say because she’s 18 I dont have the right to admit her without her will ..if anyone know of a place please let me know..keep all our kids in prayer..

  39. Please pray for my suicidal depressed 16 year old son

    Please pray for my son. He was once really on fire for God, attending another church, getting deeply involved in church till he neglected his studies, since last year. However, he backslid this year. He is very anti-Christ now.

    He is suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts even when he was greatly involved in church. He has low self esteem and low self worth, probably from the damage done by his father who once called him a failure when he was young. After he left church, he thought that all troubles left him. However, he started having emotional turmoil again. He will cry for no reason and suddenly hitting stuff around him. Then he will bellow loudly that no one understands him.

    I couldn’t reach out to him and had been praying for him. I am at my wits’ end, I do not know if he is under demonic attack (which I have been praying and commanding it out), or psychological issues.

    I seek God for more wisdom, understanding and empathy to deal with my son. Thank you.

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